Author Archives: hayniedi

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.

I want to live here–duh!

As much of the country is battling record breaking cold temperatures we here in southern California have yet to see any sign of winter.  So each of us will have different reasons why we would want to live in a … Continue reading

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Trend alert: purple is the new black?

Many of you may have already heard that Pantone’s color of the year for 2018 is a vibrant shade of purple called Ultra Violet.  According to these color experts, this shade was chosen because “… It communicates originality, ingenuity, and the … Continue reading

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I want to live here

photo via south shore decorating blog I have always dreamed of an all white Christmas tree but have never been able to let go of all those tree ornaments that chronicle our life as a family.  This may be my … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in October

  1.This is going to sound so weird but seeing an interview with Dolly Parton made me happy.  I am not a fan of her music or country music at all, but she is such a great role model for … Continue reading

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Ugly Christmas Pillows

It’s that time of year…ugly Christmas sweater parties.  These have never been my favorite type of party because it seems like such a waste of money to buy a sweater you will never wear again.  However, in the spirit of … Continue reading

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Black is the new black..or is it?

When it comes to a color of the year for 2018, black appeared to be leading the pack.  Paint colors with intriguing names like Shadow, Deep Onyx and Black Magic were gracing the newest  swatches from paint companies like Glidden, … Continue reading

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I wish this was still in style

Oh how I long for the good old days.  You know, when people were kind and you felt safe going to a movie or trusted your neighbor.  I recognize that the world has changed but there are many things I … Continue reading

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